What can we learn about architecture through the camera? Darren Soh has established an international reputation as one of the world’s foremost architectural photographers. In both professional and personal projects, he closely documents the design of buildings and environments in Southeast Asia, from older works to new construction. Through personal projects, in particular, Darren has assembled a stunning visual record of Singapore’s architecture—in particular, the less recognized works that nonetheless form part of our modernist design heritage. His uniquely personal documentation of Singapore’s national spaces in transition have won particular acclaim, including “While You Were Sleeping,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Along the Golden Mile,” and “SS24: The Last Train.”
In this lecture, Darren will share recent and seminal projects, and discuss the challenges of documenting work that is often forgotten or destroyed among the frantic pace of Singapore’s urban development.